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Wednesday, November 23

Senior Wii Video Games (weekly), 10 am-12 pm, Senior Ctr., South Portland

Men's Basketball Drop In ($3; W,F weekly), 10 am-9 pm, Gorham

Free Farm Produce Sharing Table, 12:30-2:30 pm, Library, Topsham

Guided Walk, Big Falls Preserve, 1:30-3 pm, New Gloucester

Crafty Challenges for K-6, 2-3 pm, Library, Windham

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 5-7 pm, Bridge St., Westbrook

Merrill Film Society Movie- The Apartment, 7 pm, Library, Yarmouth

Open Gym for Ages 18+ ($3; weekly), 7-8:30 pm, Community Ctr., Gray

Tonight's Cheap Night Life


Thursday, November 24

Project Pilgrim Free Thanksgiving Meal (pick up), call for times, St. Martha, Kennebunk

Thanksgiving Day Bootcamp, 7:30-9 am, Storm Dr., Windham

Portland v Deering High 110th Football Game ($0-5), 10 am, Fitzpatrick Stadium, Portland

Free To-Go Thanksgiving Meal, 10-11 am, 2 Locations, Portland

Active Singles 40s-60s Meetup- Let's Take a Walk, 10 am-12 pm, Back Cove, Portland

Free Thanksgiving Lunch, 11-12:30 pm, Tenney Wy., Brunswick

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 am-1 pm, Quentin Dr., Scarborough

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 am-2 pm, Main St., Saco

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 am-3 pm, Daddy O's, Oxford

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:30 am-1 pm, Pray St., Gardiner

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 12 pm, VFW Post 6859, Portland

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 12 pm, St. Catherine, Norway

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-2 pm, Thompson Rd., Kennebunk

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-2 pm, Cumberland St., Brunswick

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-4 pm, Traci's Diner, Belfast

Free Thanksgiving Meal, 1-5 pm, VFW Post 9935, Sanford

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 1:30 pm, Recovery Comm Ctr., Portland

Community Meal, 5 pm, Grammar Rd., Sanford

Drive Through Santa Meet & Greet, 5:30-7:30 pm, Fire Dept., Saco

Patriots v Vikings, 6 pm-1 am, Champions, Biddeford

Tonight's Cheap Night Life


Friday, November 25

Sea Change Yoga Class ($0+), 9-10:30 am, Bridge Studio, South Portland

Holiday Craft Fair, 9 am-2 pm, Legion, Kennebunkport

Bonny Eagle Holiday Craft Fair, 9 am-4 pm, Saco Rd., Standish

 'Turkey Tip-Off' Girls High School Basketball ($5), 9 am-all day, Armory, Lewiston

Group Bike Ride + Food & Beer, 10 am, Cove St., Portland

Fireside Writers Group (weekly), 10-11:30 am, Library, Brunswick

Sketching Group, 10 am-12 pm, Library, Scarborough

Great Falls Model Railroad Club Ex-Train-aganza ($0-5), 10 am-4 pm, Mill St., Auburn

Home for the Holidays Craft Show, 10 am-4 pm, High School, Scarborough

Art: Daniel Minter's Illustrations (ends 12/31), 10 am-5 pm, Library Gallery, Portland

Holiday Pop-up Shop (ends 12/3), 10 am-6 pm, Woodfords Club, Portland

Midcoast Tree Fest + Kid Crafts ($0-2), 10 am-6 pm, Comm Ctr., Brunswick

Book signing: Black Snowflakes- War & Veteran Poetry, 11 am-1 pm, Sherman's, Topsham

Black Friday Vendor Fair, 12 pm, Island Dog, South Portland

Tacos, Beer & Pics w "IronClaus" ($0+), 12-7 pm, Belleflower, Portland

Festival of Trees Opening Day + Free Admission All Dec., 12-8 pm, Saco Museum, Saco

Green Friday Guided Hike, 1-2 pm, McCrann Preserve, Falmouth

Naturalist Hike at McCrann Preserve, 1-2 pm, Falmouth

Movie: Muppet Christmas Carol, 1-2:30 pm, Library, Topsham

Lighthouse Lighting, Free Treats + Pop Up Shop, 1:30-4:30 pm, Spring Point, South Portland

Outdoor World Cup Watch Party, 2 pm, Monument Sq., Portland

World Cup Watch Party- USA v England, 2 pm, Definitive, Portland

Monument Sq. Tree Lighting + Eggnog, Ice Carving, 4-6:30 pm Portland

11th Festival of Trees, 4-8 pm, McLaughlin Garden, South Paris

Free Admission Fridays, 4-8 pm, Museum of Art, Portland

Souper Supper, 5-7 pm, St. Mary, Falmouth

Wine Tasting (weekly), 5-7 pm, Wine House, Kennebunk

Music: First Chair Writers, 6-9 pm, Side by Each, Auburn

Cash Prizes Karaoke, 8 pm-12 am, Mill House Pub, Mechanic Falls

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Virtual Events

Coastal Fisheries Lunch & Learn Talk, 12:30-1:30 pm

Conversation Cafe, 3:30-5 pm



Saturday, November 26

Small Business Saturday Statewide

Down East Ski Club Sale & Winter Expo, 8 am-4 pm, Expo, Portland

Burn Off the Turkey 5K Run/Walk (free ages <9-65>), 8:15-11 am, Gorham

Fall Craft Fair, 9 am-12 pm, Bibliophile Books, Raymond

Holiday Craft Fair, 9 am-2 pm, Legion, Kennebunkport

Opening Day of Christmas Market (weekly til 12/17), 9 am-2 pm, Guini Ridge Farm, Rockport

Bonny Eagle Holiday Craft Fair, 9 am-3 pm, Saco Rd., Standish

Home for the Holidays Craft Show, 9 am-4 pm, High School, Scarborough

Making Leather/Hide Tanning Workshop ($0+), 9 am-5 pm, Sheridan St., Portland

11th Festival of Trees, 9 am-7 pm, McLaughlin Garden, South Paris

Free $5 to Spend on Saco Small Biz Saturday, 10 am-1 pm, Saco Scoop, Saco

Listen/Join the All-Ages Drum & Bugle Corp, 10 am-2 pm, Broadway, South Portland

All Day Sacred Singing + Potluck, 10 am-3 pm, New Church, Portland

Free Entry, Holiday Open House, Artist Talk, 10 am-4 pm, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk

Great Falls Model Railroad Club Ex-Train-aganza ($0-5), 10 am-4 pm, Mill St., Auburn

Lots o' Outdoor Holiday Displays + Inside Demos (ends 12/31), 10 am-4 pm, LL Bean, Freeport

10th Anniv. Open House (ends 11/27), 10 am-6 pm, Venture Wild Tattoo, Gray

Midcoast Tree Fest + Music, Portraits, Improv ($0-2), 10 am-6 pm, Comm Ctr., Brunswick

Christmas Parade, 11 am-2 pm, Main St., Norway to South Paris

Maine Oracle Tarot Deck Demo, 11 am-3 pm, Roosevelt Trl., Raymond

Psychic & Crystal Fair, 11 am-5 pm, Forest Ave., Portland

Kids' Dance Class (weekly), 11:45 am-12:30 pm, Casco Bay Movers, Portland

Holiday Sip & Shop, 12-3 pm, Stroudwater Distillery, Portland

Handmade Card Making Center, 12-4 pm, Library, Kennebunk

Rebel Makers Market, 12-5 pm, Sacred Profane, Biddeford

Free Hot Cocoa Bar (wkends til 12/31), 12-6 pm, LL Bean, Freeport

Tacos, Beer & Pics w "IronClaus" ($0+), 12-7 pm, Belleflower, Portland

Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (weekly), 1-3 pm, Bethel

Portrait Drawing for Trans & Allies, 2-4 pm, Forest Ave., Portland

Tree Lighting, Santa, Ice Carving, Music (+ free cocoa), 2-5 pm, Town Mall, Brunswick

Lighted Fire Truck Parade, 4 pm, Boothbay

Nubble Lighthouse Holiday Lights (ends 1/1), 4 pm-12 am, Cape Neddick, York

Caroling, Cookies, Tree Lighting, Santa, 5 pm, Library Park, Bath

LGBTQ+ Sapphic Saturday, 6 pm, Lucky Pigeon, Biddeford

Music: Phil n' the Blanks, 6 pm, Library, Raymond

Music: Frank Sinatra Songbook ($0-5), 6:30-8 pm, Elements, Biddeford

Beard & Facial Hair Competition, 7 pm, Obscura, Lewiston

Theater: Straight White Men ($0+), 7:30 pm, Mad Horse Theatre, South Portland

Music: Wingin It, 8 pm-12 am, Spring Point, South Portland

Music: Brazen Cane Band, 9 pm-12 am, Gary's, Naples

Music: Motor Booty Affair, 9 pm-12 am, Brunswick, Old Orchard

Tonight's Cheap Night Life

Sunday, November 27

Cumberland Wood Bank Needs Volunteers

Free Library Delivery for Cumberland & N.Yarmouth

Gig Rowing Meetup (weekly), 8:30-10 am, Lake Auburn, Auburn

Help the Snowmobile Club Do Trail Work, 9 am-1 pm, Eagle Dr., Windham

11th Festival of Trees, 9 am-2 pm, McLaughlin Garden, South Paris

Free Ice Skating, Rentals & Heated Benches (daily til 12/31), 9 am-8 pm, LL Bean, Freeport

Book signing: Isaac Kinzambi, I Have a Word, 10 am, Congress St., Portland

November LGBTQ+ Nature Walk, 10 am, Gulf Island Dam, Auburn

Meet & Feed Santa's (Deer) Helpers, 10 am-2 pm, ClearView Farm, Livermore

Midcoast Tree Fest + Santa Visit ($0-2), 10 am-2 pm, Comm Ctr., Brunswick

Maker's Market, 10 am-3 pm, Thompson's Point, Portland

Great Falls Model Railroad Club Ex-Train-aganza ($0-5), 10 am-4 pm, Mill St., Auburn

Our Lady of the Angels Penny Sale, 10:30 am-8 pm, Middle School, Berwick

Sunday Chats at the Historical Society, 11 am-1 pm, Bug Light, South Portland

Movie: Dawnland, 11:30 am, Trinity Church, Portland

Grow, Tend & Harvest Microgreens ($0-5), 12-1 pm, Library, Brunswick

Craft Market, Craft Beer, Live Music, 12-5 pm, Rising Tide, Portland

Maker's Market, 12-6 pm, Maine Mead Works, Portland

Adaptive Sports Sled Hockey Practice, 3-4 pm, Norway Arena, Auburn

Music: Sopranos & Clarinet ($0-15), 3-4 pm, St. Luke, Portland

Shops & Hops Holiday Craft Fair, 3-7 pm, Liquid Riot, Portland

Music: Baroque Harpsichord & Cello for Advent, 4 pm, St. Bart, Yarmouth

38th Tree Lighting Celebration + Santa, Carols, Cocoa, 4:30 pm, Wilson Rd., Gorham

Light Parade & Tree Lighting, 4-5:30 pm, Robie Park, Gorham

Holiday Tree Lighting, 5 pm, Library, Raymond

Theater: Straight White Men ($0+), 5 pm, Mad Horse Theatre, South Portland

Tree Lighting, Chorus + Santa, 5:15 pm, Center, Cumberland

Holiday Touch a Truck + Hot Cocoa, 5:30-7 pm, Town Hall, Buxton

Tonight's Cheap Night Life

Virtual Events

Santa Sends Your Kid a Letter (Nov 10-28) Scarborough



Monday, November 28

Age-Friendly Yoga (weekly), 9:30 am, Community Ctr., Freeport

Pickleball ($3; M,T,W,Th weekly), 9:30 am-7 pm, Community Ctr., Gray

Fall Storytime & Hike, 10-11:30 am, Blue Point, Scarborough

Hearing Health & You (seniors), 10-11:30 am, Fire Dept., Cumberland

Drop In Bridge (weekly), 10 am-12 pm, Main St., Gray

Merrill Film Society- The Princess Bride, 11 am, Library, Yarmouth

Senior Bingo & Month's B-days, 12-2 pm, Senior Ctr., South Portland

Talk: Tracking Bobolinks in the Galapagos, 5 pm, UNE, Biddeford

Portuguese Language Table, 5-6:30 pm, Bowdoin, Brunswick

Cribbage Tournament (weekly), 5-8 pm, Gritty's, Auburn

Music: Shank Painters (pirate folk), 6 pm, Hi-Fidelity, Portland

Sign Language Class, 6-7 pm, Library, Windham

Table Tennis Club ($2; weekly), 6-8 pm, Town Hall, Kennebunk

Women's Healing Circle ($0+), 6:30 pm, Flourish, Biddeford

Sustainable Gift Wrapping Ideas, 6:30-7:30 pm, Library, Kennebunk

Can We Stop Climate Change? Interactive Workshop, 7 pm, Library, Yarmouth

Music: R. Goldstein Senior Recital ($0+), 7 pm, USM, Gorham

Music: Middle Eastern Ensemble (hybrid), 7:30-9 pm, Bowdoin, Brunswick

Community Hip Hop Showcase ($5-20), 9 pm, Flask, Portland

Tonight's Cheap Night Life

Tuesday, November 29

Open Studio for Artists ($0-5), 9:30-11:30 am, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk

Outdoor Story Adventures, 10-10:45 am, Library, Gorham

Wobble Before You Gobble Walk, 10 am-12 pm, Town Hall, Kennebunk

Senior Coloring & Brain Exercises (weekly), 1-3 pm, Senior Ctr., South Portland

Writers' Group (weekly), 1:30-3:30 pm, Library, Freeport

Panama’s Boca De Toro Archipelago, 2 pm, HarborChase, South Portland

World Cup Watch Party- USA v Iran, 2-4 pm, $3 Deweys, Portland

Kids' Club Art (weekly), 3-4 pm, Mayo St. Arts, Portland

Movie + Panel talk: Hearts of Glass, 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm, Press Hotel, Portland

Pictures w Santa, 3:30-6 pm, Shapleigh Rd., Kittery

HospitalityMaine Happy Hour, 4 pm, SMCC, South Portland

Preservation Pages Book Club- Malls, 5:30 pm, Mall, South Portland

Explore Girl Scouts + Activity, 5:30-6:30 pm, Elementary Sch., Yarmouth

Community Yoga ($0-20), 6-7 pm, Front St., Bath

Protecting Your Retirement Resources, 6-7 pm, High School, Windham

Paracord Crafts (all ages; weekly), 6-8 pm, LL Bean, Freeport

First Ever L/A Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting, 6-9 pm, Baxter Brew, Lewiston

Tonight's Cheap Night Life

Virtual Events

Know Your Options for Employee Benefits, 10-11:30 am

Demystifying Search Engine Optimization, 11 am-12 pm

Critical Financial Statements for Your Biz, 1-2 pm

Maine Voices Live w The Ballroom Thieves (+ tix giveaway), 6-7 pm

Modern Femininity in the 20th Century, 7-8 pm



Wednesday, November 30

Balance Screening, 10-11:30 am, Community Ctr., Falmouth

Playground & Storytime, 10 am-12 pm, Fairgrounds, New Gloucester

Mindfulness Meditation, 11-11:30 am, Main St., Freeport

Backyard Birding Basics, 11 am-12 pm, Library, Lewiston

Music: Owen Marshall, Irish Folk, 12:30-1 pm, Bates St., Lewiston

Kids' Club Puppet (weekly), 2-3 pm, Mayo St. Arts, Portland

Teen movie: Unaccompanied Minors, 4-5:30 pm, Library, Auburn

LA Metro Chamber Happy Hour, 4:30-6:30 pm, Lisbon St., Lewiston

Beginner Fly Tying Class, 5-6:30 pm, LL Bean, Freeport

Dungeons & Dragons Open Play ($5; weekly), 5-9 pm, Diversions, South Portland

Kids' Ski Racing Club Meet & Greet, 5:30-7 pm, Lost Valley, Auburn

South Portland- What Streets Are Unsafe? (+ free pizza), 5:30-7 pm, City Hall, South Portland

How to Thrive at Work- Finding Meaning, 5:30-7:30 pm, Apres, Portland

Greenlight Maine/Elevating Voices Holiday Event, 5:30-8 pm, Washington Ave., Portland

Ages 55+ Scrabble (p.6), 6 pm, Hub, Scarborough

Music: TJ Swan, 6-8 pm, Sea40, Lewiston

Talk: The Holocaust Represented in Sound, 7-8:30 pm, Bowdoin, Brunswick

Theater: Straight White Men ($0+), 7:30 pm, Mad Horse Theatre, South Portland

Tonight's Cheap Night Life

Virtual Events

Tax Readiness for Business Owners, 12-1 pm

Maine's Many Natural Wonders, 12-1:30 pm

Maine's Buildings' Low Carbon Future, 5:30-7 pm